A new online marketplace that promotes itself as a conservative and patriotic alternative to Amazon is preparing to ring the bell on the New York Stock Exchange and take the company public.
According to the Daily Mail, the San Diego-based PublicSq, which first launched in August of 2022, has already drawn the support of prominent America First figures such as Donald Trump Jr. and former Arizona Senate nominee Blake Masters. The company plans to attract more investors by highlighting its status within the so-called “parallel economy” of conservative alternatives to larger, left-wing businesses, according to excerpts from an investor call on Tuesday.
Trump, who was present on the call, said that it was “awesome” to see the company make an effort to reach out to the “forgotten man, woman, and business of this country.”
“So to be a part of this team, to see what’s going on, to hear the success stories of the people that have been helped by the platform, even in its infancy…it’s just a very, very exciting time,” Trump added.
“I’ve just seen how badly needed PublicSq is,” said Masters. “It’s not just Republicans, by the way, who are crying out. If you look at survey data, it’s Republicans, it’s Democrats, it’s Independents. Pretty much nobody likes corporate America just deciding to install woke values on us when we’re trying to shop for toilet paper or buy a new crib for our baby.”
The marketplace has already seen a doubling of its total number of users in the aftermath of the Bud Light boycott, the first of several instances of major companies facing strong pushback from consumers over support for the ideology of transgenderism ahead of and during the month of June, which some celebrate as “gay pride month.” Other companies that faced backlash include Target and the L.A. Dodgers. Amazon, like many major companies, also repeatedly espouses left-wing beliefs and engages in censorship of conservative products.
As of May 31st, PublicSq reported having over one million active users, after previously having only about 560,000 as of March 31st. PublicSq will ring the bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 20th, officially taking the company public.